The shooting that occurred this afternoon at Clackamas Town Center was just 15 miles away from me. It's on the east side of the Portland suburbs, so not my neighborhood - but still basically my town, and a couple years ago I did live in that area for several months (about 5 miles away from Clackamas - so if I was going to "the mall", it was that mall).
I'm not usually one to get emotional about events that don't direct affect me - I can feel for the people involved, but tragedies happen every day, all over the world, you know? This was different. I happened to go on facebook about 4:15 or so, taking a break from a project at work, and saw a mention of it. I then went to twitter and the Oregonian website for more info. I had a live feed news video playing on one screen for the rest of the day. As far as I know, no one I know was there. But just the high probability that someone I know could have been there, that it's a place I've been so many times, really changes how I view this type of event.
Please keep your thoughts and prayers with the family and friends of the victims.